The Forest City Claim is a mine located in Pennington county, South Dakota at an elevation of 5,699 feet.
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Name: Forest City Claim
State: South Dakota
Elevation: 5,699 Feet (1,737 Meters)
Lat, Long: 43.8672, -103.59780
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Forest City Claim MRDS details
Primary: Forest City Claim
Secondary: Clara Bell Mine
Secondary: Golden Arrow
State: South Dakota
District: Hill City District
Land ownership: National Forest
Note: the land ownership field only identifies whether the area the mine is in is generally on public lands like Forest Service or BLM land, or if it is in an area that is generally private property. It does not definitively identify property status, nor does it indicate claim status or whether an area is open to prospecting. Always respect private property.
Type: Located Claim
Record Type: Site
Operation Category: Occurrence
Operation Type: Underground
Mining Method: Unknown
Year First Production: 1901
Discovery Year: 1886
Years of Production:
General Physiographic Area: Interior Plains
Physiographic Province: Great Plains Province
Physiographic Section: Black Hills
Mineral Deposit Model
Comment (Workings): MINE WORKINGS CONSIST OF 2 SHAFTS; 250 FT VERTICAL AND 97 FT INCLINED SHAFT, AND A 350 FT CROSSCUT.
Comment (Geology): REFER TO FIG 8 (USGS BULL 380, P 141) FOR SKETCH OF QUARTZ V. CASSITERITE FOUND IN PEGMATITE VEIN RELATED TO A GOLD-BEARI QUARTZ VEIN. CASSITERITE OCCURS IN SEGREGATIONS OF GRANUL AND TOURMALINE.
Reference (Deposit): DAKOTA. USGS BULL 380, P 140-1
Reference (Deposit): HESS, FRANK L, 1909, TIN, TUNGSTEN, AND TANTALUM DEPOSITS IN
Reference (Deposit): P 41.
Reference (Deposit): BLACK HILLS MINERAL ATLAS, SOUTH DAKOTA, PT 2. 1955, USBM IC
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